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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leading Age

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 44%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 22%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 50%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 44%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 22%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 89%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 44%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 44%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 33%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 56%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 89%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 44%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 50%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 22%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 89%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 56%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 33%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 89%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 22%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 44%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 44%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 89%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 50%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 89%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 89%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 22%
Neil Abercrombie 50%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Todd Akin 50%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 33%
George Allen 33%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 44%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 56%
Evan Bayh 89%
Bob Beauprez 50%
Bob Bennett 44%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
Joe Biden, Jr. 89%
Judy Biggert 50%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Tim Bishop 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
John Boehner 50%
Kit Bond 44%
Henry Bonilla 50%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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